However, i had to go thru a *massive* reinvention of how i think and react re: training.... for too long i bought into the standard BB line about training and that got me exactly nowhere (and a fantastic mare pretty much wasted) So i had to reach deep down and let go of all that baggage and now i think i will finally (at age 50!) reach what ever potential i have as a rider - just wish it had happened 20 years ago!)
Anyway, the point is I am going to give this my best effort and see what happens!
I do believe I know how you feel especially the left out part. Heck on Arabs I was always told, well at least he doesn't move like an Arab in the open shows. At the Arab shows the dressage arenas are always in the worst location, farthest out from the real action for us red-headed step children to use.
I keep sayin' Ever have doubt...... just look at what a short-necked down hill, sway back welsh cob can do with an old bag on his back I have yet to hear of an award for that; but, he keeps me smilin' especially with the 70 we got at PSG yesterday. Schooling show only, R eventing judge, but for a brief moment it almost made me want to switch disciplines Then I could hear the DQs in my head Still think I might frame that test just because
you are an inspiration to the rest of us.... and i think that we *should* have an "Old bag on a pony/hony " award or at least a club there are what - at least 5 of us here alone that could join lol! maybe we should makes stickers!
oh and i want to say - what makes all of this worthwhile is how dang *cute* my pony is and how much he makes me laugh. He is any little girls dream pony - snuggly, happy to just hang out and *always* happy to see me and to go to work.